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form criticism

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Definition of form criticism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Analysis of the Bible by tracing the history of its content of parables, psalms, and other literary forms.
Example sentences
  • Using the techniques of source criticism and form criticism, historical-critical scholarship analyzed biblical pericopes and looked through them to reconstruct the history of the traditions that lay behind the canonical documents.
  • While Moloney does not reject source criticism, form criticism, redaction criticism, or textual criticism, they are subjected severely to his presentation of Mark's narrative.
  • The author begins this provocative study by encouraging readers of the Psalms to move beyond formula theology and form criticism and reclaim the poetic roots of the entire theological enterprise.

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